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Sunday, April 11, 2021, presentation from 1:30-3:30 PM, Ask the Experts/Schmoozing Corner starts at 1:10 PM

"Yad Vashem Central Database of Shoah Victims Names and Pages of Testimony", Alexander Avram

Yad Vashem has collected and recorded the names and biographical details of millions of victims of systematic anti-Jewish persecution during the Holocaust (Shoah) period. More than 4.8 million of the near six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and their accomplices are commemorated here. This database includes information regarding victims of the Shoah: those who were murdered, many whose fate has yet to be determined, as well as some who survived. This presentation will describe the databases currently in progress.

Speaker: Alexander Avram, Director of the Hall of Names and the Central Database of Shoah Victims' Names and Interim Director of the Archives. A philologist by formation (M.A. from U. of Bucharest, M.A. from Hebrew U), with a PhD. in the History of the Jewish People from Bar Ilan U, Israel. He works with the Yad Vashem Pages of Testimony Collection since 1984. Avram heads the names computerization project since 1991, coordinates Personal and Geographic Names authority lists since 1995. He has participated to many international conferences on names databases, Jewish names and Jewish genealogy, representing Yad Vashem as an expert consultant at international commissions on Holocaust victims' assets.

[Alexander Avram photo]

Alexander Avram

Handout for meeting: Yad Vashem "Personal File" handout

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